What’s next for Kelton Hill?

Aside from the legal issues that Georgia State quarterback Kelton Hill may face in the wake of his arrest and being charged with burglary is whether he will be allowed to stay in school. His arraignment date hasn’t yet been set.

The process works this way:

A student who has been charged with or indicted for a felony or crime involving moral turpitude may be suspended pending the disposition of the criminal charges.  Upon request, the student shall have a hearing to establish that they aren’t dangerous or disruptive so that they may remain or return to school.
Upon resolution of the criminal proceedings, the student may be subject to University disciplinary action.
Students who are charged with violations of the Student Code of Conduct must meet with the Dean of Students for a due process meeting.
The student may then choose:
1) to waive a hearing and have the Dean of Students or Designee resolve the case;
2) to have a hearing before the Student Judicial Board; or,
3) to have a hearing before the Senate Committee on Student Discipline.
Selecting option 1 means that the Dean of Students will meet with the student and determine whether it is more likely than not that a violation of the code of conduct has occurred and, if so, the appropriate disciplinary sanction.
Selecting option 2 means that a panel of three members of the Student Judicial Board (students) will conduct a hearing.
Selecting option 3 means that a panel of members of the Senate Committee on Student Discipline (faculty and students) will conduct a hearing.  The specific hearing procedures are outlined in the Student Code of Conduct and all proceedings are not open to the public, in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
A student who is found in violation of the Student Code of Conduct may be subject to one or more sanctions including:
  • written reprimand
  • educational sanction
  • disciplinary probation
  • restitution
  • suspension
  • expulsion
  • and/or transcript annotation.
The student has the right of appeal first to the Vice President for Student Affairs, then to the President and finally to the Board of Regents.
– Doug Roberson, AJC. Follow me on twitter @ajcgsu

27 comments Add your comment


July 19th, 2011
6:01 pm


July 19th, 2011
6:02 pm


I still think GSU will be okay. We have to stick to our values, and the rest will take care of itself.


July 19th, 2011
6:16 pm

The truth always finds the light sooner or later and I’m certain this situation is no exception. It’s just a shame that college athletics continues down this same road. The majority of student athletes are good and honest and we must keep this in perspective. I wish Kelton the best and I hope the right thing is done no matter which way the chips fall. We all have made mistakes so remember this when you decide to cast your stones! GO PANTHERS!!!


July 19th, 2011
6:36 pm

Sorry GSUalumbaseball81,but entering a room thru the window to commit a burglary is not a mistake.



July 19th, 2011
7:00 pm

@ ai

Well like I said when he’s proven guilty then the chips fall that way. Innocent until convicted and I believe this is the Law of our Great Land. Thank God your not on the jury! By the way how many jurys have you served on? I myself have served on two!


July 19th, 2011
7:02 pm

We dont know the facts. Were they arrested at the scene in the act or after the fact? There are still a lot of questions.


July 19th, 2011
7:23 pm

Dang, if spending two days in Fulton County jail doesn’t straighten you out, I’m not sure what will.

The Dome Is Our Home

July 19th, 2011
7:31 pm

At what point will CBC held accountable for bringing in players that he must suspend, or have other unique situations like Star Jackson or Kelton Hill? We don’t doubt he’s doing things the “right way” but when should we look at him for signing kids who don’t put themselves in these situations?


July 19th, 2011
8:46 pm

@The Dome is Our

All programs go though this even with the good kids. We are dealing wit 18 year olds. Try and remember your decision making skills at that age.


July 19th, 2011
8:47 pm

Thanks for the info Doug. Makes me want to reserve judgment even further.

GSU to the PAC 10

July 19th, 2011
10:39 pm

He’ll be fine. CBC needs to lay the smackdown though, just to show ‘em all who’s boss.


July 19th, 2011
10:44 pm

I hope for Kelton’s sake he has learned his lesson and can make changes in his decision making. I also hope that if he repents he is given another chance. I believe our culture has gone way too far to the right when it comes to forgiveness. When I was a kid, we seemed to be able to get away with everything….now kids are charged with felonies for rolling trees w/ toilette paper….


July 20th, 2011
1:42 am

Hmm. I’m scared for him to leave the team as I know it will make for a much more disappointing season. That being said, I want GSU to keep higher standards than the teams in the rest of the state.


July 20th, 2011
9:43 am

I’m with pretty much all of the above…I hope Kelton gets through this okay, and that CBC reminds us all that GSU standards are higher than most.


July 20th, 2011
11:39 am

Be assured that Kelton won’t repeat his mistakes. I don’t know the particulars of the crime, but i do know his family. Rest assured that his father, who is a police detective, will handle this situation and make sure that this will never happen with Kelton again.


July 20th, 2011
12:02 pm

How about some love for PantherTalk.com?

The story broke on our front page. What do you think Doug? A little credit? A mention?


July 20th, 2011
2:12 pm

Kelton hill is a good kid, I coached him for years, I am sure when all the smoke has cleared and the media has their final say we will all know the truth. And most of the times it is no where near as bad as they make it. I am sure kelton will learn from this little incident and be a better person for it, he deserves a second chance.


July 20th, 2011
6:07 pm

This should be an interesting season to say the least


July 21st, 2011
4:08 am

“Be assured that Kelton won’t repeat his mistakes. I don’t know the particulars of the crime, but i do know his family. Rest assured that his father, who is a police detective, will handle this situation and make sure that this will never happen with Kelton again.”

Well it certainly warms my heart that he will only be a felony burglar this once.


July 21st, 2011
4:19 am

CoachB said: ” I am sure kelton will learn from this little incident and be a better person for it, he deserves a second chance.”

Well coachB in this case it is a crime called breaking and entering and felony burglary (it used to called grand theft). It’s not a “little incident”. It is a major crime that normally brings jail time in the area of a couple years if you are a first offender. More if you have done this before.


July 21st, 2011
7:20 am

WOW!!, Just found out about this. Since we don’t know all the facts I am slow to judge. Hopefully this was some kind of “prank gone wrong”. Obviously it was not interpreted that way. I wish the issue could have been solved without Fulton county getting involved. Not sure how you value a used laptop @ 1,300 but possible. If you look at Craigslist it’s hard to find any for more than $1,000


July 21st, 2011
12:07 pm

What’s next for Kelton Hill?? JAIL! Kind of simple! A prank??? maybe in ghetto Atlanta, not in anywhere else in the state.


July 21st, 2011
12:16 pm

A second chance?? WTH, he had a free college education.. How many folks get that opportunity.

A little incident?? WTH, Robbery is is not a little incident.

You are “scared” for him to leave the team..WTH, I would not want my kid to play along side of a thief, much less share a locker room with him. What kind of trust is that??

The problem is that we have become tolerant of crime. That is why the Atlanta news is full of murders, stealing, and cheating. Most transfers come with some sort of baggage. You take a chance when you give somebody another chance. Better fill out Ga State’s roster with a pencil and a big eraser because the door seems to be swinging both ways.


July 21st, 2011
3:36 pm

For everybody on this site who has chosen to condem this kid for making a bad decision, who gives you the right to play God, one day your time will come when your son or daughter will make a bad decesion and for every finger you point at this kid, seven more will be pointed right back at you and your child. Stop judging this kid if you don’t know his character.

Coach 2

July 21st, 2011
4:50 pm

Having having had kids who have made mistakes before, I can speak to this with credibility. I do not know his character, you are right, but thieves make poor team members. The courts will deal with this situation with evidence and adjudication. Coach must preserve the integrity of the team and program. As was stated before, too many good kids not accused of a crime wish they had been given that opportunity to play.


July 21st, 2011
7:07 pm



July 23rd, 2011
7:19 am

@ Coach B. Thank you for being the voice of reason. When we welcome these kids into the pride they become part of our family. I would challenge anyone out there to say that their own familly has not had some troubles. Where I come from we do not turn our back on our family but come together to get through tough times. I wish only the best for Kelton, and hope he knows their are many panther alumni out there that only wish the best for him and that are praying that he get’s through this.